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Professor suspended for alleged gun threats

The university suspended a Fresno State professor of education in late February after two students said he threatened to bring a gun to class and begin shooting. An investigation is ongoing.

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Student-athletes recognized for academics

The Fresno State athletics department held its first annual Night of Champions Gala on Monday to honor student-athletes for their accomplishments on and off the field.

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Those who pay should get to play

The Fresno State athletic department let something slip past them two weeks ago as they announced the new swimming and diving coach and the creation of a new aquatics facility. Fresno State desperately needs a new aquatics facility, one of the reasons that the athletics department hired Jeanne Fleck to head up the program. Fleck built a state-of-the-art facility at Ohio State, where she was head coach of the Ohio State program for nine years.

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New coach hired with plans for new aquatics center

The Fresno State athletic department made two major announcements Thursday, naming a swimming and diving coach and promising to build a state-of-the-art aquatics center.

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The air up there

Unlike many people in the Valley, some Fresno State student-athletes and coaches do not have the luxury of stepping inside air-conditioned rooms when they go to work.

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Not another spring practice

Juan Villa / The Collegian I hate spring football. I’m talking about college spring football practice. It’s not the practice itself that I specifically hate, it’s the fact that media outlets, such as ESPN prey on such useless “scrimmages.”

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New club taking off at Fresno State

After three years of persistence, Fresno State has finally allowed a wakeboarding club to form.

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Wrestling wants back in

A red and blue mat sits in a Bullard High School room off Barstow Ave., five miles west of where it resided two years ago.

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Brain drain

For the past 30 years, Fresno State has been on a public service mission to diversify the campus. It wasn’t Fresno State’s prerogative. The California State University (CSU) system gave each university the same goal.

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From the playground to the NFL combine

Even as kids, everyone knew that he was going to be a great athlete. He was not taller or stronger than everyone else, as many of the premiere athletes are when they are young.

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Thirty years of theatre: a professor’s story

Driving in off Clovis Avenue from Highway 99, the campus seemed to rise out of vineyards and dust as a young Terry Miller approached Fresno to sample the heat for the first time. It was the summer of 1969, and Miller, fresh from UC Berkeley, was coming to meet his colleagues in the theatre department. This was his first real job. He knew nothing about Fresno, nothing about Fresno State.

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The Collegian’s trip to the big dance

25 hours in New Mexico. 44 hours total. 1 NCAA tournament appearance for the Fresno State women’s basketball team. Friday 9:38 a.m. Juan and I hop on a flight out of Fresno, headed to Phoenix. On the plane a baby starts crying. It doesn’t stop. I’m wearing a red sweatshirt. Gotta represent, even though I am a reporter. As we get off the plane the woman with the baby silently apologizes to everyone as they walk past her.

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uNCAAptable

By now you know that the Fresno State women’s team lost against Baylor. And you see that the headline’s misspelled. You also probably know that Fresno State wasn’t on television — even though they were supposed to be. In many ...

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Baylor downs Dogs

The Fresno State women’s basketball team was unable to recover from early jitters Saturday afternoon in the NCAA tournament against No. 3 seeded Baylor, losing 88-67.

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Bulldog Beat brings the noise to Albuquerque

The Bulldog Beat listened silently, some of the members bobbing their heads to the Baylor band’s pep song. The tune ended and the Bulldog Beat members gave a quick smirk as they raised their instruments. Then they fired right back at Baylor.

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‘Dogs return home proud after NCAA loss to Baylor

Albuquerque, N.M. – The Fresno State women’s basketball team was unable to recover from early jitters Saturday afternoon in the NCAA tournament against Baylor, losing 88-67. It was the first-ever NCAA tournament appearance for the Bulldogs.

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Who do I root for when my team can’t win?

My favorite sports teams are garbage. What do you do when the professional sports team you love is horrible? That’s the question that literally millions of Americans probably ask themselves every year.

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Bulldogs can’t suppress late rally

Senior point guard Kevin Bell drives to the basket against New Mexico State’s Jonathan Gibson during saturday night’s conference game against the Aggies at the Save Mart Center.
A 15-point lead wasn’t enough for the Fresno State men’s basketball team as New Mexico State came from behind to beat the Bulldogs 69-64.

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